§ MR. SEYMOUR KEAY (Elgin and Nairn)
had notice of the following question:—To ask the President of the Board of Agriculture, as the perpetual rent-charge payable by a tenant purchaser under Clause 5 of the Small Agricultural Holdings Bill is to be only of an amount to include the yearly interests which the County Councils 826 have to pay on the corresponding debt which they have incurred, but is not to include any yearly contribution to a Sinking Fund in repayment of the principal of such debt, from what source are the County Councils to provide the sum needful to repay the whole of the principal of the debt within 50 years, as provided by Clause 12 of the Bill; and if the said perpetual rent-charge is to include a yearly contribution to a Sinking Fund for the gradual repayment of the principal of the debt, what will be done with that yearly contribution after the whole of the debt incurred in respect of the sale of a holding has been paid off?
§ MR. SPEAKER
The question of the hon. Member for Elgin is not in Order, inasmuch as it is of an argumentative character, having reference to a Bill now before the House and actually in progress in Committee.